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1 When Angels shall their trumpets sound,
Descending in the skies:
To wake the nations under ground,
And cause them all to rise.
2 Then shall the Righteous Judge descend
And seated on his Throne;
To which all nations must attend
To shew what they have done.
3 Then shall the powers of heav'n shake,
Vanish and flee away:
And all the wicked fear and quake,
To see that awful day.
4 How dreadful will his coming be,
To those who slight his grace--
How joyful for the just to see:
The glories of his face.
5 How suddenly will he appear,
Here on this earth below;
When none had judg'd his coming near,
Or that it could be so.
6 As lightning starting from the east!
And darts a sudden ray;
And quickly flashing to the west!
Such is the Saviour's Day.
7 Then let us be still on our guard,
As Jesus gave command:
That we may truly be prepar'd
Before our Lord to stand.Source: Church Hymn Book: consisting of newly composed hymns with the addition of hymns and psalms, from other authors, carefully adapted for the use of public worship, and many other occasions (1st ed.) #CXLVIII